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Definition of Cramp


  1. That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a hindrance.
  2. A device, usually of iron bent at the ends, used to hold together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.; a cramp iron.
  3. A rectangular frame, with a tightening screw, used for compressing the joints of framework, etc.
  4. A piece of wood having a curve corresponding to that of the upper part of the instep, on which the upper leather of a boot is stretched to give it the requisite shape.
  5. A spasmodic and painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, as of the leg.
  6. To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder.
  7. To fasten or hold with, or as with, a cramp.
  8. to bind together; to unite.
  9. To form on a cramp; as, to cramp boot legs.
  10. To afflict with cramp.
  11. Knotty; difficult.
  12. A paralysis of certain muscles due to excessive use; as, writer's cramp; milker's cramp, etc.
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Cramp Translations

cramp in French is crampe
cramp in German is Krampf, einklammern
cramp in Italian is spasma
cramp in Norwegian is krampe
cramp in Spanish is calambre
cramp in Swedish is kramp